You probably have a whole summer’s worth of photos by now! Rather than let those priceless shots of smiles, vacation spots, family and friends sit in your computer here are some great ways to get them on your walls and on display.
Blow them up
So much personality can be added to a space with an oversized black and white picture. Choose a photo that has movement and laughter for a fun addition to your room or add a shot of a vacation monument for a more serious tone. A simple frame and white mat is all you need to showcase your one of a kind art piece.
Break them up
The puzzle effect makes quite a statement. Choose a special photo from this summer and divide it into as many sections as you like. Frame each section and recreate your image on the wall leaving a little space in between each piece to get that stylized look.
I love looking back on vacation photos and having pictures labeled with places and dates really helps me remember each moment. With the right tools, your custom framer can cut this information directly into your mat for a completely seamless addition to your pictures. Try turning the name of your vacation spot into art by centering it and encircling it with photos from that trip or for a subtler look add the place and date under your photo collage.
You don’t have to use just words to label your vacation pictures. Try using images of the states or provinces you’ve visited. In this idea, the photos are collaged into state outlines!
Another idea is to turn a wall in your home into a vacation memory map. This may be a bit more involving but definitely worth the time! Put a map of a special area up on your wall and have photos point back to where the pictures where taken. Every time you have your morning coffee you can easily reminiscence about where you’ve been and dream about where you’re going next!
Maps can also be used as matting to your photos. That special vacation spot and photograph look perfect paired this way..
Turn them into a gallery wall
There’s nothing I like more than seeing a vacation gallery wall. Floor to ceiling memories make the best art. Try using white frames and mats to keep the space airy and light with focus on your colorful shots.
Vacation season may be coming to an end but continue to snap away on those cameras capturing memories that are too good to forget.